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Genetics, Molecular Biology and the Law

ISBN13: 9780854900404
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00

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This timely book provides a comprehensive treatment of the interface between the law and modern science as represented by genetics and molecular biology, albeit in a highly digestible and lucid style. Chapters are:-

  • The Basics of Molecular Biology (the genome, genetics, proteomics);
  • Criminal Law (molecular transfer processes;
  • theft of DNA; forensic mathematics; keynote cases);
  • Aspects of Civil Law (paternity and maternity;
  • retention of DNA and privacy;
  • DNA in medical law; (DNA, insurance and employment)
  • Intellectual Property (patenting genes, expressed sequence tags and single nucleotide polymorphisms, keynote cases in U.K. and U.S.A.);
  • Food (gene manipulation; aspects of tort; environmental risks);
  • International Law (genetically modified organisms, CITES and CBD, warfare and molecular biology).
Genetics, Molecular Biology and the Law provides practitioners and academics alike with a detailed analysis of how the law is responding to the latest advances in the increasingly complex fields of molecular biology and genetics.

Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law, Criminal Law, Food Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
A Note on Citations
Chapter 1 The Basics of Molecular Biology
Chapter 2 Criminal Law
Chapter 3 Aspects of Civil Law
Chapter 4 Intellectual Property
Chapter 5 Food
Chapter 6 International Law